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Old 05-18-2005   #1
 
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running safety at Super Collider - Upper Narrows Poudre

A goup of three of us ran the upper narrows this evening and one of us was running Super C for the first time. I decided to skip Super C as I wasnt feeling it. I ran safety with a rope just down stream of the Super sticky hole on river left (getting stickier as the water rises).

Leader cleaned it, first timer came through with no speed and started to get sucked back into the hole after not getting a boof at all. I immediately threw him the rope (hit his stomach, easy place to grab) and was able to pull him out pre-surf, upright, no worries.

I guess I am reccomending running safety (out of boat) here at 2 feet and above as we avoided a swim by doing so.

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Glad things turned out good for your group. I think it's important to note however that there are serious dangers in throwing a rope to someone who is or is about to get surfed: disclocated shoulders, choking and broken necks are very real possibilities. Make your own call, but if I'm in a hole don't throw a rope at me unless I call for it or am out of my boat.

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agreed!!
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Old 05-20-2005   #4
 
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rope

He called for the rope toss, we made eye contact, we were on the same page. No shit there are dangers with ropes. There are dangers with running CV period. But if you are trained in using them and make a good throw, you can avert a more dangerous situation.

I would say however, if you havent practiced using ropes then dont fucking use one in a rescue situation.

Have you run Super Collider?

If you havent, or dont plan to, please dont post anything on this thread.

I dont want this situation to be taken out of context into another what if? You could have... blah blah blah,

Maby a breathing device would have been the way to go. I could have thrown him one and he could have used as he was surfing the hole and while he bounced down the rebar ridden right side.

This post is meant specifically for paddlers familiar with this drop.
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please submit kayaking resume prior to posting. . .
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either that or pull head from ass before posting
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Old 05-20-2005   #7
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Adrian,
Why do I feel like you and I are the only ones working right now. Everyone else is running Spencers.
I am sure our group could have used that technique the other night, if only one of us would have been on shore, not in our boats. We had a long hole ride the other night and a painful but short swim, because of Marty's rockstar skills on getting the swimmer out so damn quick. You are right, it is an easy toss and an easy way to avoid a major problem and nasty ass swim.
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adrian is an angry little guy. let me guess 5'4"?
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work sucks

My head is in spencers... I'm sure yours is too. Session at BTO at 5. I'll drive. Cold beer in van.
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5 10 bitch

dont worry, I'll let you swim. double aassss.
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